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Alabama Department of Public Safety 66th Annual Report, 2000-2001

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45 pages
This document presents the annual report for 2000-2001 of the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
The report provides a synopsis of the duties and accomplishments of the units that comprise the department’s five divisions: Administrative, Alabama Bureau of Investigation (ABI), Driver License, Highway Patrol, and Service. The Administrative Division serves all other divisions of the Department of Public Safety. The Division implements policies and procedures and provides a variety of functions necessary to the smooth operation of the department. Some of these functions are Executive Security, Financial Services, Legal Unit, Personnel Management, and the Planning and Research Unit. The ABI is the investigative division and is responsible for conducting criminal and drug investigations, often in support of city, county, State, Federal, and even foreign law enforcement agencies. The Criminal Intelligence Center of ABI is responsible for the maintenance, storage, analysis, and dissemination of criminal activity information. The Driver License Division is responsible for testing and keeping records on Alabama’s licensed drivers. These records include accident reports, traffic arrest forms, driver license applications, and traffic violation convictions. The Highway Patrol Division comprises 6 troops made up of 14 Highway Patrol posts and communication centers. These posts are supported by tactical teams, the Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit, Training/Career Development Office, and the Motor Carrier Safety Unit. The division also includes the State Trooper Reserves and Honor Guard. The Service Division is responsible for providing training, supplies, equipment, assistance and other special services necessary to the effective operation of the Department of Public Safety. Many of these services also are made available to other law enforcement agencies and State departments. Appendix